Differences in Brazing, Soldering and Welding


welding-brazingChart of Different Welding Techniques




Low temperature

(below 840°F)


Takes place of fillers


Metals on metals (includes alloys)


Not as strong as brazed or welded


Used on electrical components


Keeps units electrically connected with conductive solder

Two thermoplastics or metals are melted


Must be similar

Copper cannot be welded to steel


High temperatures


Use of fillers metal


Joint is as strong as surrounding area


Used to slice apart metal structures

Bonds two pieces of metals together


Join dissimilar metals together


Filler must have melting temperature below melting pieces


Flux is often used


Not as strong as welded joints


Minimal effects on two metal parts